Jelly Cake

Sherard Lewis Recipe

By Sherard Lewis Islandgirl285

about 12
20 Min
25 Min

A traditional favorite that dates back to the early 1900's, especially at Christmas.

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1 box
duncan hines butter batter cakemix, plus ingredients to make cake
2 lb
jar of apple jelly
1 pkg
3 oz., raspberry jello
1/4 tsp
lemon extract
1/4 tsp
vanilla extract
shredded coconut, if desired for top

Directions Step-By-Step

The night before you fix your cake fix the jelly by combining the last four ingredients and refrigerate. Preheat oven to 350 dedgrees. Grease and flour two 8 or 9 inch cake pans. Bake cake as directed. Cool completely. Split layers equally to make four layers. Spread jelly mixture between layers, on top and sides of cake. Sprinkle with coconut if desired. Keep refrigerated.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #Jelly

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Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
Nov 29, 2012
My mom made a cake similiar to this except she made her cake from scratch. I will definately try the Jelly part as it is reminiscent of the type that my mother used when I was a kid. Sounds great Sherard, thanks for posting. The Jelly that my mom used was red, and was called REX Jelly, but is no longer made now, and your method of combining jello with apple jelly sounds doable, and like it will be quite tasty. Mama added coconut to her cakes also after frosting with the Rex jelly. Thanks for posting. God Bless.
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
May 17, 2014
My Grandmother did this the way Rose Mary's Mom did, a cake from Scratch, and made it in 3 or 4 round cake pans. She also sometimes used Strawberry Preserves with Cherry Jell-O. She didn't always use the coconut on top.

Thanks for posting and for the memories♥
Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
May 21, 2014
This is my recipe for a coconut Jelly cake, I made it in honor of my Mom Strawberry Coconut Jelly Cake I made it for an event that I did and it was a big hit. I am sure the Strawberry Preserve would be a great addition.